America In Realization [08.28.15]

Prison System

“Some 2.3m people are locked up at any one time. America accounts for around 25% of the world’s prisoners. The system is particularly punishing towards black people and Hispanics. A third of young black men can expect to be incarcerated at some point in their lives. Its cost to the American taxpayer is about $34,000 per inmate per year.

Outrage at the deaths of black Americans at the hands of the police has prompted a new look at the way the rest of the Justice System treats them.”

Some money that could have been spent on prosecutions should instead be spent on Crime Prevention.

Economy

“Growth at 3.7% pace is broad-based, led by business investment, inventories, government and consumer spending”